This page explains what the Retained EU (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 is, and how it came to pass. As a result of this legislation, there are workflow and administrative changes for the people profession from 31 December 2023.   

The act is often cited as the ‘retained EU law bill’ or REUL. REUL has been brought in as part of the Brexit process. As far as employment regulation is concerned, REUL will produce some small imminent change, and further change throughout the coming years.  

In addition to this page on REUL, we provide realtime information on legislative changes in the CIPD's UK employment law timetable

Essential points

  • The UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016 and completed the Brexit process on 31 December 2020. The UK Government gained powers to change, or override, existing EU law.    
  • The principle that EU law has supremacy over UK law ends on 31 December 2023. 
  • Some UK employment law will change immediately. Other issues will be tested in the courts. 

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‚ÄčPlease note: While every care has been taken in compiling this content, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice. 

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